Date of Award
Master of Arts
Health, Physical Education & Recreation
Dr. Mary Dawson
Dr. Roger Zabik
Dr. Yuanlong Liu
Dr. Craig D. Hayward
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The problem of the study was to determine the relationship between maturational age and performance on the Presidential Fitness Test. Seventy three subjects, boys and girls ranging in age from 8 to 12 years were involved in the study. It was the intent of the researcher to determine the relationship between maturational age and performance on The Presidential Fitness Test. The Roche, Wainer and Thissen (RWT) (Roche, Wainer, & Thissen, 1975) method of maturation was used to establish maturational age for all the subjects. The researcher used data that waere previously collected by Spring Arbor College for this current research. The Pearson product moment correlation was used to determine relationship between the variables. This correlation helps the researcher determine how strong a correlation exists between percent of maturation and level achieved in performing the sit-up, pull-up, shuttle run, mile run, and V-sit.
The findings showed no correlation between the Presidential Fitness Test and percent of maturation. One reason the research may not have seen the results expected is that body fat was not considered in the maturation formula. Another reason could be due to age of both boys and girls in the research.
Joseph, Anil M., "The Role Physical Maturation Plays When Children Perform the Presidential Fitness Test" (2001). Master's Theses. 4691.